IHI STAAR Root Cause Analysis Tool

Resource Location: https://qi-library.ipro.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/ReadmissionsDiagnosticTool_STAAR-1.pdf

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

Chart Reviews of Patients Who Were Readmitted: This Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tool is one of those that we recommend for hospitals.

Conduct chart reviews of the last five readmitted patients. Reviewers should be physicians or nurses from the hospital and community settings. Reviewers should not look to assign blame, but rather to discover opportunities to improve the care of patients.